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Kit (girl)

What does Kit mean?

Kit Pronunciation of Kit [kit] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kit) is of Greek and Latin derivation, and the name Kit means "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kit is also a variant of Christina (Latin). Kit is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek) and Kitty.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).

Variations

Kit has 6 variants: Cait, Cat, Cate, Kait, Kat and Kate.

Kit has 45 more alternative forms via Catherine, Christina, Katherine, Kitty: Caity, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cris, Ina, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari, Karin, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kitlyn, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie, Kris, Krista, Kristi, Kristy, Rina, Tina, Tine and Tiny.

Creative forms:
(female) Kite, Kitte, ..

(male) Kite, Kitte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kit Acacia (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kit?

Kit is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kit was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1628 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kit name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kit outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Kit rated in the Top 2000 are Katherine (#84 last year), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Christina (#333), Tina (#1466), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Krista (#1697), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kris, Kitty, Kittie, Tiny, Kristy, Kristi, Rina, Katya, Katey, Cris, Karin, Kathi, Kati, Kay, Ina, Cate and Kaye. Usage of these relations of Kit was widespread among parents 35 years ago (median #1102) and has become significantly lower since (#1627, 82.3%), with forms like Kathi becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kit, Cate, Catherine, Christina, Cris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ina, Kari, Karin, Kate, Katey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katie, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kittie, Kitty, Kris, Krista, Kristi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristy, Rina, Tina, Tiny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Christina, Karin, Kate, Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kit is alike in pronunciation to Kaite and Katt. Other recommended names are Bit, Kia and Kim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kit.

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